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U.S. Steel lays off roughly 50 in Ecorse, plans more cuts

The manufacturer U.S. Steel has laid off almost 50 employees at its Great Lakes Works Facility in Ecorse, according to a letter they sent...

Mid-Michigan Dems fight to save Affordable Care Act 

Laura Packard says she's fighting to protect her own health and the well-being of millions of Americans. “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) saved my life,...

SOS seeks college students for voting panel

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson this week said she's forming a Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force and is seeking 20 to 25 members. The panel...

Tlaib and Omar protest Israeli government on human rights after travel...

U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) spoke in Minneapolis on Monday about the Israeli government’s recent decision to bar them from...

Statewide study: 10% of Michigan public water systems have PFAS

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) published the results of the first statewide study of toxic PFAS (or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) in...

In Detroit, Pence touts Trump admin. economic gains as recession fears...

Updated, 6:23 p.m. 8/19/19 with comments from Rep. Levin Vice President Mike Pence on Monday urged a group of Southeast Michigan business leaders to “reject...

1st Republican challenger to Haley Stevens announces campaign

Whittney Williams, a Canton Republican and Taiwanese immigrant, announced her bid for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District Monday, becoming the first challenger in 2020 to...
Benton Harbor High School

State proposes new plan for Benton Harbor schools

Updated, 8:20 a.m. 8/21/19 to correct the name of Dr. Michael Rice The state Department of Treasury and school superintendent have a new plan they...

Rick Haglund: What’s behind Patterson’s economic legacy in Oakland County

Within hours of his death on Aug. 3, journalists served up two stark portraits of controversial Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Some condemned Patterson...

Inside Michigan Government: All our video interviews with Michigan department heads

Last year was a sea change election in Michigan, electing new leaders for top statewide offices, starting with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Changes may have started...

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